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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Bidding Good Bye to the “Treating Physician Rule” – Will It Be Harder Now to File a Disability Claim?

Bidding Good Bye to the “Treating Physician Rule” – Will It Be Harder Now to File a Disability Claim?

Disability benefit applicants as well as those receiving the benefits need to stay abreast with Social Security updates that appear from time to time. The same is true of social security disability attorneys and companies like us that provide medical record review for attorneys. One of the latest developments in this regard is the elimination … Continue reading Bidding Good Bye to the “Treating Physician Rule” – Will It Be Harder Now to File a Disability Claim?

Getting Back to Work While Receiving Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits

Getting Back to Work While Receiving Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits

SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) as well as SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits that are granted and continued on the basis of a medical records review provide various work incentive programs that allow recipients to try and get back to work. Among these programs are continuing Medicare/Medicaid coverage, continuing cash benefits, vocational training and reimbursement … Continue reading Getting Back to Work While Receiving Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits

Workers’ Compensation Independent Medical Review Volume Continuing to Grow in California

Workers’ Compensation Independent Medical Review Volume Continuing to Grow in California

For most insurance carriers, workers’ compensation claims processing require fast and accurate medical record retrieval. Medical records are the basis for determining whether a particular medical service/treatment is medically necessary and therefore reimbursable. It is vital that the medical records are reliable and maintained well. Every time a workers’ compensation claimant sees a physician, physical … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation Independent Medical Review Volume Continuing to Grow in California

“The Eggshell Plaintiff Rule” – Beneficial for Seniors Involved in Motor Vehicle Accidents

“The Eggshell Plaintiff Rule” – Beneficial for Seniors Involved in Motor Vehicle Accidents

A person injured due to the negligence of another party can file a personal injury lawsuit and seek compensation through the court. Medical records constitute an important element in such cases, which make medical record review for attorneys a very significant process. Such reviews reveal the extent of injury and damage, pre-existing conditions if any, … Continue reading “The Eggshell Plaintiff Rule” – Beneficial for Seniors Involved in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Veterans and Families Exposed to Polluted Lejeune Water to Receive Disability Benefits

Veterans and Families Exposed to Polluted Lejeune Water to Receive Disability Benefits

A medical records review is one of the initial processes in the evaluation of a disability claim. When it comes to benefits for military veterans, veterans with a service-related disability could qualify for more than $3,300 in monthly benefits that are tax free. Veteran disability benefits are paid to those whose injuries or diseases occurred … Continue reading Veterans and Families Exposed to Polluted Lejeune Water to Receive Disability Benefits

Shingles Vaccine Suits Increasing in Pennsylvania

Shingles Vaccine Suits Increasing in Pennsylvania

Medical records review is a vital part of any personal injury lawsuit since it provides the necessary medical evidence to substantiate the injury. The risk posed by pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines and other medications is a serious one. Every other day we hear news about the adverse reactions of these products, which give rise to numerous … Continue reading Shingles Vaccine Suits Increasing in Pennsylvania

3 Scenarios Where You Can Lose Social Security Disability Benefits

3 Scenarios Where You Can Lose Social Security Disability Benefits

Social security disability benefits that are granted on the basis of a comprehensive medical records review support tens of millions of Americans. Many of these people cannot afford to lose this valuable benefit. However, there are certain ways in which beneficiaries could lose their disability benefits. Here are three possible scenarios. When the disability ends: … Continue reading 3 Scenarios Where You Can Lose Social Security Disability Benefits

Robotic Surgery and the Huge Risk of Legal Liability

Robotic Surgery and the Huge Risk of Legal Liability

Robotic surgeries are on the rise in the United States each year. Around 400,000 robotic surgeries were performed for diverse conditions in the year 2012, and there is an annual increase of 25% in the rate of these surgeries. But are these types of surgeries 100% safe? Apparently no, as statistics show. A recent study … Continue reading Robotic Surgery and the Huge Risk of Legal Liability

California’s Efforts to Contain Provider Fraud and Lien Abuse Proving Effective

California’s Efforts to Contain Provider Fraud and Lien Abuse Proving Effective

Fraud and abuse are rampant with many welfare programs and the workers’ compensation program is no exception. Medical claims review is an important process in workers’ compensation claims processing to prevent inappropriate payments and focus on fair reimbursements for both payers and providers. Even so, fraud exists and sometimes goes undetected. Typically, the errors and … Continue reading California’s Efforts to Contain Provider Fraud and Lien Abuse Proving Effective